Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News. He writes for Parade magazine and has written for Details, Vogue, the New York Times, Post, and Daily News and many other publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals.

What's Greenwich Village like in the era of Mike Bloomberg? Vacant. After at least 35 years, probably more, Bagel Buffet on Sixth Avenue and 8th...
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Sharon Jones is the biggest star you don't know about. On Thursday night she rocked the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. She'll do it...
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I have to stop and give some condolence to the family of actress Jacqueline Courtney. The one time star of NBC's "Another World" and...
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Here are the names of the lead actors and actresses who I think will wind up in the Oscar race. Best Actor: 1. Colin Firth, "The...
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Here are the names that I think deserve Oscar nominations. The ballots have been mailed and must be returned by Academy members by January...
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"Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" may be the most controversial Broadway show ever. But it's also a hit. The Julie Taymor-Bono & the Edge...
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The critics and bloggers at rottentomatoes.com have reached an interesting consensus: Derek Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine" scored a 96% positive review rate. The deeply textured...
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It's gotten kind of pathetic now. No one wants to write a new song. Or can. Carole King and Gerry Goffin, the legends, wrote one...

It's two full days since the blizzard and the streets are not plowed. All up and down Sixth Avenue there are high banks of snow...
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This is tough: Natalie Mendoza is leaving "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark," but there are no tears backstage. Mendoza famously suffered a concussion a...